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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Wed 12th Dec 2018 - Shide Chalk Pit, Newport. GG # 765.

Alison's Photographs.

Bob's Photograph (tea break).

Alison's Photographs of the Christmas party...

Judging by the food on the tables and the smiles all round...
everyone seems to have had a jolly good time..!

As has become something of a tradition with Green Gym, the last session of the year was held at Shide Chalk Pit. This year things were a little different as...instead of having a party in the pit, we had a normal session, followed by an early finish and Christmas meal at the IoW College. Needles to say, we did manage to squeeze in a regular tea break - shown in the photo above..! Our task was to cut back the undergrowth and coppice the shrubs along the northern lower edge and dispose of the arisings on a roaring bonfire. The weather is still very mild for this time of year and it was dry underfoot thanks to the nature of the chalk. This is a beautifully tranquil area right on the edge of Newport and it is always a pleasure to work there.

A photograph of interest (thanks Alison!)

Remember, back in the summer, when we were working down at Pig Leg Lane in Ryde...the "table" we used for tea break..? I think we would need wellington boots or even thigh waders to be doing the same now...😀

So, another busy year of GG sessions draws to a close. All that remains for me to do is to wish everyone a .....

I hope you all have a wonderful time over the holidays. The first session of 2019 is at Bouldner Forest on the 2nd January so why not come along and try to burn off all those extra pounds you gained over Christmas and New Year...🎄

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